Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sell-off”

See all translations

sell-off

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈselɒf/ US   /-ɑːf/
FINANCE a sale of a business, particular assets, etc. at a low price to encourage someone to buy it: A sell-off would mark the second time that the business has changed hands in two years. The book value grossly understates the sell-off value of the company.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an occasion when a large number of shares in a company are sold, often causing their value to fall: The dollar was little changed after a sell-off at the end of last week.
Translations of “sell-off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 低價出售, 廉價處理, (股票等的)拋售…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低价出售, 廉价处理, (股票等的)抛售…
(Definition of sell-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sell-off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sell-off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More